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Getting Windows to recognize new DVD drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by joule, Aug 2, 2006.

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  1. joule

    joule Thread Starter

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    I just installed a new DVD/RW drive, but Windows isn't seeing it. It only sees it as a CD-ROM drive. All the cables are plugged in properly. I tried Add Hardware from Control Panel and trying through Device Manager, but no success. Usually Windows should recognize it when new hardware is installed.

    Could someone please help?
     
  2. happyrck

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    try uninstalling it in the device manager..then try using the add hardware in the control panel
     
  3. joule

    joule Thread Starter

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    Is that supposed to take awhile? Because when I uninstall it, it stays at that screen for awhile, almost looks like it freezes up.

    Edit: I just ended that process. Took too long, as if it was frozen.
     
  4. happyrck

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    it should only take a second or two...try again
     
  5. happyrck

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    you can also launch your burning program and try to burn a DVD...sometimes the drives show up in my computer as a ROM drive but they still burn fine
     
  6. joule

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    Nah. Uninstalling does the same thing. Freezes up.

    Weird. Nero 7 Premium InfoTool sees the drive and gives the specifics on it.
     
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